’Tis the season when some of the folk of Swords and Spindles do dress in red and impersonate a certain Turkish saint. Any resemblance to Sir Francis or Master Christopher is purely co-incidental. Our homes are bedecked with greenery, the yule log is in the hearth and the goose is getting fat (but not for much longer). Thank you for your support over the past year. We look forward to entertaining you again when the twelve days of feasting are over.